Is it safe to take Emergen C while pregnant?

emergen-C when pregnant

It ain’t no fun being pregnant during a global pandemic, right? Never mind the social isolation when you should be celebrating with friends and family, but the constant threat of coming down with a serious infection can be a real downer. However, there are things you can do to help mitigate that risk, including sleeping … Read more

Is the Smarty Pants PhD Prenatal the ultimate prenatal multivitamin?

smartypants

With all the options out there, it’s hard to decide which multivitamin is best for your developing baby. Searching on Amazon you will find scores of name brands and unknown brands, all with a lot of similar ingredients. Which ones should you consider? And which companies are the most reputable and are using the best … Read more

Prenatal vitamins that are easy on the stomach

stomach

It’s the ultimate catch-22. You are already not feeling well because, hey, you’re pregnant. But because you are, your doctor told you to take a prenatal vitamin that… upsets your stomach. So, what to do in this situation? I mean, we’re not going to cheat baby out of the essential nutrients she needs, right? Turns … Read more

Prenatal gummies vs pills

prenatal gummies vs pills

Taking a gummy prenatal vitamin might be a tempting choice.  I mean who really likes swallowing pills anyway? Plus a little sweet treat every day, and doing something healthy to boot. I mean you get all the same benefits, right? Well, like most things in life, things aren’t always so simple. There are a few … Read more

Prenatal vitamins mechanism of action

prenatal vitamins mechanism of action

Everybody knows that you should take a prenatal vitamin if you are expecting a new baby. But why? What is the prenatal vitamins mechanism of action? Well, different vitamins and minerals in a prenatal vitamin work in different ways. There is no one single thing that makes it work. The main point of a prenatal … Read more

Best prenatal vitamins for MTHFR

best prenatal vitamins for MTHFR

No, it’s not street slang. MTHFR is also known as “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.” It’s an important enzyme in the metabolic pathways for breaking down the amino acid homocysteine. MTHFR is involved where folate and other B vitamins are important. Ever hear the term “B complex?” MTHFR is part of that picture. After all, the “F” in … Read more

How to pick a prenatal vitamin

How to pick a prenatal vitamin

So, your OB told you to take a prenatal vitamin, even though you’re not pregnant. Wait, what? Yeah, so it turns out that these days a lot of OBs are suggesting that even women who are just thinking about becoming pregnant go ahead and take a prenatal vitamin. This is good advice!  After all, it … Read more